Hannspree Gets Into Netbook Game With Ho Hum Hannsnote

We knew netbooks were all the rage, but this confirms it. Out of nowhere, Hannspree--a company better known for lower-end televisions and general dodads that typically go unnoticed in the mainstream gadget realm--has issued its very first netbook. Has the world gone mad? Not until we see a netbook from Toyota.

Anywho, the Hannsnote netbook is a pretty average fellow, with a typical 10" LCD, 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor (you know, that CPU that's in pretty much every single netbook ever made) as well as a 1024 x 768 resolution, Intel's 945GSE chipset, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a GMA950 graphics set, 160GB SATA 2.5" hard drive, audio inputs and outputs, a 1.3MP webcam, 3-in-1 card reader, Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth 2.0, Ethernet, VGA output and three USB 2.0 ports.

The 6-cell battery, when inserted into the machine, puts the rig's total weight at 2.9 lbs. As with most other 10" netbooks, this one also lacks an optical drive internally, but it does come with Windows XP. For whatever reason, Hannspree felt it logical to price this one at $380, which just seems outrageous when other, similarly specced machines are going for under $300. Who knows though--maybe someone will buy into the false premium, or else we'll see a fire sale started up real soon.